November 28, 2011

V4YS Album Review - Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures

Lioness: Hidden Treasures is the heavily awaited posthumous LP from Amy Winehouse to be released next week on the legendary label Island Records.
Producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi have been going through hours of studio material to finally pick 12 tracks under the supervision of the regretted singer's family.
If we already knew the splendid cover of jazz classic Body And Soul in duo with Tony Bennett which actually is the last "official" recording by Amy, the rest of the album is filled with new material.
We'll find covers of bossa classic The Girl From Ipanema and 70's songwriter Leon Russel's ballad A Song For You as well as several demo versions of new songs.

Judging by the outstanding extracts made available these last few days by the label, this record looks particularly promising! Check it out by yourself with the streamings below.
First Our Day Will Come, a beautiful reggae/soul song reminiscent of Jamaican reggae queens from the late 60s/early70s, then Like Smoke where rapper Nas adds some great tribute lyrics on top of a classic Amy Winehouse-style soul song.



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